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Summer Cottage on Clean Sheepscot Lake

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

The Perfect Maine Lake Experience

'Eight Is Enough' can accommodate couples, or families with children. Stay a week, or rent the month or longer if you are a 'snow bird' summering in Maine. During the day, kayak, swim, fish, or just sit on the dock. At night, listen to the loons, peepers and crickets. Dirt roads provide great morning walks or bike rides. Fill your fridge with groceries from notorious Tobey's Market, just 5 miles away.


Palermo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Sheepscot Lake is so clean the shower draws from the lake!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(16 traveler reviews)

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Summer Cottage on Clean Sheepscot Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Unplug from it all and Plug into what matters most.

  • 5 of 5

We live busy lives. Our kids range from 9 to 23. Finding something to suit all of us was going to be a challenge. We wanted a vacation to unplug from schedules, work and wifi! To take in time with family, friends and the beautiful outdoors. No traffic, No internet, No beaches, No crowds! That's exactly what we got. The sun shined upon us on the dock every day. The loons called out and the refreshing lake was inviting. The swimming, fishing, boating, fires with s'mores. I could go on. But most importantly we got to plug in to what matters. Family time. In an environment that made it easy to do. It was a prescription that was filled, so to say. Thank you Maine! Thank you to the Cottage Eight is Enough on Sheepscot that provided EXACTLY what our family needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for making memories at our lake and cottage!!! Come back soon!
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An at-home feel camp with endless opportunities for memories.

  • 5 of 5

I knew it was going to be a great stay when I turned down the road and my child said "Mama... I'm getting really excited!" And covered her mouth, let out a shriek, and eyes sparkled.

We will remember our stay at Eight is Enough for the rest of our lives. It is where our 2.5 year old first rode in a canoe, singing "row, row, row, your boat...". It is where she caught her first fish (and was so concerned it was out of the water). It is where she and I shared a first- kayaks!

Our family of three enjoyed every moment possible. Keith and Heather have the camp neat, tidy, clean, and set up kid friendly (step stools and gates included!).

We are Maine locals, who coincidently live on a lake road, and hope to make this a summer occurrence. There is nothing like saying "good morning" and "good night" to a lake.

A couple of side notes: 1- The lakefront is rock, not sand, so leave the sand toys at home! It made me extremely nervous upon arrival but our toddler did fine! 2- Don't just bring one size sheets. You may find you like firmness of a different bed (so! Many choices!)!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maine, lake and summer rarely disappoint. So glad you all enjoyed yourselves!
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Lovely place, second year renting

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely place with a responsive and communicative owner. Southern exposure makes for a good long day on the water. My second year renting this same place with my kids - and nice personal watercraft for us to use to explore the lake and catch some fish. You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ellen and kids! We will be ready for you Summer #3.
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Perfect Vacation Place

  • 5 of 5

"Eight is Enough" is the perfect vacation place. My family spent a week there in June. With the layout of the house, there was plenty of room to spread out and not feel cramped. Of course the lake and the dock were big hits. The kids loved fishing on the dock and my nephew loved kayaking. After leaving the hot and humid weather in NC, we spent a lot of time just chilling on the dock and enjoying the beautiful Maine weather. The location of the house was great for day trips. This was the first visit to Maine for us so it was wonderful to be able to explore several towns within a short driving distance.

The owner, Keith provided us with all the information we needed for check-in and was great to answer any questions. It was a great vacation week!

Louise G.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: More Memories Made at Eight Is Enough on Sheepscot Lake in Maine!
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Perfect week on the lake with family

  • 5 of 5

A lovely and well appointed lake house, appointed with children in mind. Comfortable and just the right amount of rustic with creature comforts built in. Well maintained and clean. The owner is responsive, communicative, and friendly.

My favorite room is the screened-in porch. Perfect for morning coffee or an evening glass of wine.

Enough room for the kids, but privacy for everybody. Swim dock with slide was a hit - and not just for the kids! ;)

I've rented many cabins over the years, and this was my favorite.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and spacious lake house located on the perfect lake for my family. It's equipped with everything you could possibly need. On our first day the boiler broke which was a bummer - but despite being on his own vacation with this family in NH, Keith responded to our call within hours and had a plumber over to fix it with in an hour. This was on a Sunday night too! So we were very grateful and impressed with his response.

If you plan to rent on Sheepscott and like the afternoon sun, I can't think of a better house. Just don't rent in early August as that is when we will be renting every year!! :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Keith and Heather Gleason
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2018


Tobey's Market less than 5 miles away

Picturesque Belfast and Camden Villages less than 40 min away.

Portland's Old Port and Bar Harbor's Acadia National Park less than 2 hours away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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